Thursday, June 30, 2011
Driving with a Donut.
I like the color.
It serves me well.
However, there is this issue with the tires. They keep blowing out. This is probably due to the combination of Cleveland weather's effect on the roads, Low profile aluminum alloy rims and operator neglect. I suppose in the near future I should acquire some other size rim for this vehicle. that should work.
Now, as was driving with the donut for several days (because the tire happens to be pretty scarce around these parts) I noticed a connection between life and traffic( there are many connections and analogies I think of a lot when I drive). I had to drive slower due to the fact that I was driving on such a puny rubber circle. I mean, its lasted a lot longer than the main tires on the car! Anyway, I also allowed for time to get to places. I noticed as I was driving and all these large fast cars were whizzing by me. I then realized that I was content. I saw SUV's competing for first place to a destination of no concern to me. I knew I would make it to my destination on time. I noticed landmarks around me and I had no stress whatsoever. I didn't care that the aggressive drivers were all competing with one another. I wasn't competition I was just an obstacle for the for the warriors of the road to avoid. And that made me happy. I observed how my life is very much the same way. I am sure everyone has been caught in a road rage event at some point in their life, whether it be on the road or not. Taking extra time to just ease back and relax and appreciate the world around you without getting caught up with keeping up with the Jones's or over compensating for your insecurities by cutting off others seems like it would greatly improve ones quality of life.